Daily Archives: 09/23/2011

“Batman – Arkham City” – new Joker video

Eurogamer – when not busy staging their London Games Festival this weekend – have new video up of the keenly-anticipated Rocksteady Games sequel, “Batman – Arkham City”.

Am I allowed to confess that I didn't finish the first game?

It’s Joker-centric, looks neat and there’s no way on Earth that I’ll have time to play it.

I have “WH40K – Space Marine” to power through, “Gears 3” to start and I’m swearing off anything else until “Uncharted 3” in November: no time for “Battlefield 3” or “Modern Warfare 3” (neither of which are my thing, to be honest) or “Skyrim” either.

Can some start-up do the decent thing and get on that time-freezing thing, please?

 

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Wacken 2012 bill taking shape

Blabbermouth.net reports that the bill for Wacken 2012, the legendary German metal festival, is coming together quite nicely.

The fest runs from August 2 to 4 next year and currently looks like this:

AMON AMARTH
AXEL RUDI PELL
CRADLE OF FILTH
DARK FUNERAL
DIMMU BORGIR
ENDSTILLE
FORBIDDEN
GAMMA RAY
HAMMERFALL
HENRY ROLLINS (spoken word)
IN EXTREMO
MINISTRY
MOONSPELL
NAPALM DEATH
PARADISE LOST
SCORPIONS
SICK OF IT ALL
SIX FEET UNDER
U.D.O.
WATAIN
WINTERFYLLETH

Norwegian Black Metal at it's most corpse-paintedly demented

That’s Dark Funeral, as opposed to ‘Light, Happy, Cheery Funeral’, I guess.

Throwing up the horns (quite literally) for 25 years

Expect Wacken to have sold out by the end of the year, as it so often does – a European festival which has none of the hype of a Glastonbury or Reading yet manages to sell in excess of seventy thousand tickets every year, well in advance of the event.

But, being a Metal event, that’s not a news story.  Figures.

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Julie Dillon – today’s moment of fantasy art zen

This, Tim Burton, is how to do "Alice in Wonderland" properly, you goth plum!

I was leafing through Aidan Moher’s excellent fantasy book blog, “A Dribble of Ink”  today and came upon this quite awesome example of fantasy art by Julie Dillon – there’s some really excellent work on her site, some of which has video games cross-over (as above and see her Samus Aran painting for extra credit).

Click and have your mind transported.

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“Doctor Who” series seven to air in Autumn 2012

The lovely chaps at the Tor blog have posted a story which seems to put the ‘No “Who” in 2012’ rumour to rest. It would appear that the show will have a full run, in the Autumn of next year – which, to be honest, is fine by me if it turns out to be true.

Autumnal "Who"? Yes please!

There’s something about “Who” which suits an Autumnal time slot – a thread of melancholy, a gothic quality, a lack of lighting – whatever it is, it works for me.  Rather selfishly, this probably means that ratings might be a tad higher, too, if it plays at the same time as next year’s season of “Strictly Come Dancing”.  Lovely, lovely extra viewers tuning in early and adding to “Who” ratings – make it so.

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Today’s mind-blowing science update…

…is over at Gizmodo, where they report that scientists at UC Berkeley have developed a system to capture visual activity in the brain and reconstruct it on a computer.  Or, the first steps towards ‘dream recording’, for want of a better phrase.

Does Not Want 8 Foot-tall Snakeman...

‘Mind.Blown’ as the young people might say.  Not that I wish to jump the gun in any way, but I am taking this to mean that Holodecks are imminent.

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